BitTorrent has been working tirelessly to create a new file sync service that utilizes the peer-to-peer BitTorrent protocol, dubbed BitTorrent Sync. An Alpha version of the service debuted back in April, and now BitTorrent Sync has entered the Beta stage. An Android app is now available, bringing the cloud syncing platform to the mobile realm.
Where BitTorrent differs from other cloud syncing services such as Box and Dropbox is in its use of the cloud. BitTorrent Sync utilizes the BitTorrent protocol to deliver content directly to a user’s devices, instead of syncing the data to a server which is standard procedure for other syncing services. By ensuring that a user’s files and data do not reside on a third-party server, those entities cannot access a user’s files or data, providing an added layer of security.
The Android app allows users to send files between mobile devices via mobile-to-mobile sending, quick access to folders via QR code, back up pictures, videos and files.
If you’re concerned about privacy of your files and need to sync files across multiple devices, give BitTorrent Sync a spin. Download it here from the Google Play Store.